Judith John’s career spans all aspects of communications, marketing and public affairs, with an extensive background in arts, culture, not-for-profit, health and social services. Ms. John is particularly focused on health care and is active across the sector. She was Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs at the Hospital for Sick Children and Vice President of Communications and Marketing at Mount Sinai Hospital and Foundation. She works with SickKids, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, Holland Bloorview Children’s Rehab Hospital, Michael Garron (Toronto East General) Hospital and Sinai Health System, the Ontario Patient Ombudsman, a number of Local Integrated Health Networks, concentrating on the patient experience, partnerships and communications, including issues management, branding and marketing. As a patient advocate, Ms John has extensive speaking experience, including as keynote presenter for Health Quality Ontario, the Michener Institute convocation, University of Toronto, Schulich School of Business, the Ontario Brain Institute, several LIHNs, Ontario Hospital Association, Addiction and Mental Health Foundation, McMaster Health Forum and the Acquired Brain Injury Society. She has been interviewed on TVOntario’s The Agenda and CBC’s The National, and written for U of T School of Medicine publications. A patient advisor for UHN’s Partners in Care program, Ms. John is a trained Patient Partner. She was part of the Province of Ontario’s Phoenix Project on education and patient care, Patients Canada, and a member of The Change Foundation awards panel regarding initiatives around patient and family-centred care. She currently chairs the Province’s Quality Management Partnership Citizen Advisory Committee, and sits on the Partnership’s Healthcare System Reference Group, senior leaders from organizations have a systems role in healthcare quality. She is a member of the Ontario Brain Institute International Review Panel and part of McMaster Health Forum stakeholder dialogue: Addressing Health System Sustainability in Ontario. Ms. John has broad community experience, having served as Vice-President, Marketing and Communications, at United Way of Greater Toronto, and Harbourfront Centre. She handled government and stakeholder relations for the Council of Academic Hospitals Ontario. Currently, she heads communications for the Royal Ontario Museum Board of Governors. Ms. John began her career in the arts, heading communications for the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Treasures of Tutankhamun exhibition, and Harbourfront Centre’s fundraising and launch of its contemporary gallery, the Power Plant. For two decades, she was president of Acoustiguide, which provided recorded tours to galleries and museums as well as major events, including the Royal Ontario Museum, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and Expo 86, amongst many others. A writer and communications / marketing consultant, executive coach, facilitator and media trainer, Ms John teaches public relations, communications, ethics and marketing at universities and colleges across Ontario and has been a guest speaker for institutions worldwide, including England’s National Health Service. Other community affiliations include the boards of ABC Life Literacy Canada and Theatre 20, Public Affairs Advisory Committee for the Ontario Trillium Foundation, and the Marketing Advisory Board for the Rotman School of Management. Ms John is on the Advisory Board for the Ryerson City Building Institute, as well as The V Generation, an organization promoting meaningful volunteerism for retirees and senior citizens.